Eating well and choosing nutrient-rich foods can a play a big role in efficient recovery. Choosing healthy foods over processed foods and junk food can aid in:
All of these benefits together contribute to your ability to lower overall levels of stress, which in turn increase your ability to focus on treatment, actively participate in your own recovery, and avoid relapse for the long term.
Many people feel like they’re starting at square one when it comes to eating healthfully. During addiction, their focus was on nothing but getting and staying high. Comparatively, learning about what is and is not nutritious and how to get enough of the right foods every day – without breaking the bank or spending all one’s time cooking – isn’t easy. Many take an all-or-nothing approach, when moderation and making some simple choices can significantly improve your ability to maintain a diet that keeps them feeling and looking great.
For example, you can:
Even if you can’t make great nutritional choices all day every day, making little changes when you can and choosing the most nutritious option possible can still provide you with benefits that will enhance your experience in recovery.
It’s important to note that, though nutrition can help to improve recovery, it is not a treatment method on its own. There is no magical diet that will ensure the avoidance of relapse. However, in combination with other traditional and alternative treatment options, good nutrition can help to improve the efficacy of addiction treatment for your long-term health. Call now for more information on rehab that can change your life.
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